We are all ages, all different shapes. We are male and female, we are hetrosexual, homosexual and lesbian. We have different politics, we eat different foods, we work in widely differing spheres. Some of us have a struggle making ends meet, others have plenty. Some of us are single, some of us are married, some divorced. Some of us are adopted, some estranged from their parents, some of us desperately want children, others have a rich and loving family life. We have addictions, been abused and we have all cried.
On the floor of the halls as we dance, our differences dissolve and we are just our beautiful moving and sweating bodies. We can then find connections to self and others purely through movement.
The 5Rhythms® practice encourages through its' structure this connection to self, to one another, to the community, to the larger world and to that “stillpoint at the centre of the turning world” (T.S. Eliot).
In the last six years I have seen the everyday reality of this practice. Individuals giving themselves attention and care as they struggle to find what they need, friendships that have grown between students, community projects and gatherings and a clear commitment to service to the wider world in many areas. Finally I have seen many students take the path of spiritual exploration towards that “stillness at the centre of the turning world”.
Come and join us — you will be very welcome.
"I can be myself more fully, get in touch with aspects of myself and look after myself better after I have been to a 5Rhythms' class. Being encouraged to express myself physically is wonderful and nourishing and I wish I could do it more often. Thank you."
Student from Salisbury.
"Five Rhythms gives me the opportunity to 'check in with myself'. It is powerful on a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual level. I have dancing the 5Rhythms' for some years and it is no exaggeration to say that discovoering this wonderful dance practice has been life changing. Gay brings enormous warmth and wisdom to her teaching and the classes feel like a gift every month."
"If you enjoy dance without too much structure, moving to music, frreedom of self expression; then 5Rhythms is for you! All ages, no dance experience necessary."
"5 Rhythms is very special and unique to my life; it makes all the difference and helps me to move from my head to my whole being and remind myself of who I am."
Student from mid-Hampshire.